Egyptian blogger from Cairo.
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Partner & Creative Director at ThePlanet.

Posts Tagged ‘CSS’

Create a ‘Facebook Website’ from start to finish

Facebook Website PSD Template

The new Facebook Timeline has changed once again the social network dynamics. If you’re working with pages, this shift is a big deal and while some have feared this drastic flip, I think there’s plenty of benefits to pull out of this. Besides the obvious ‘cover image’, which could be regularly changed to fill the 850 x 315px at the…

5 reasons why Adobe Flash will slowly but surely go extinct

As trends go through their natural cycle, the general public’s definition of ‘attractive’ websites alters. There’s no doubt that websites built in flash can be breath-taking. Wonderwall, AgencyNet 2.0 and Waterlife are a sweet reminder of the creativity and innovation that designers and multimedia developers are capable of. However, while Adobe Flash provides what many ambiguously call the ‘wow factor’,…

Open Egypt: Free XHTML & CSS design template for download

Open Egypt

When you’re freelancing, you don’t have a supervisor or manager to tell you how good or bad of a job you’ve done with your work. So many-a-times, you’re left in a bit of an imaginary self-critique that makes you feel like a superstar. After throwing in a reasonable chunk of creative wit in a design for one of my clients,…

Web Developing on Mac OS X with Panic’s Coda

Panic Coda

Out of Adobe’s undisputed Fab Four on any web designer’s desktop (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver), the one specifically for HTML and CSS is probably the most threatened. Indeed, replacing any of the first three is almost an impossibility (see my post on GIMP’s attempt to overthrow Photoshop). Finding an alternative to Dreamweaver, however, has become more of a reality….

How to Create a Centered UL with Blocks of LI Links

Whether you are working with a CMS or creating a static page (which is logically the step before your custom CMS theme), you are often left to ponder the best way to display a navigational menu or pagination links so that they are centered and in blocks of equal size. You’d be surprised how easy that is, this short tutorial…

El Koshary Today: Satirical News Website Built with Drupal

El Koshary Today's interface

After months of hard work and creative time-wasting techniques, Egypt’s first online satirical news source is finally here. El Koshary Today is a website built with Drupal CMS that brings the latest fictitious stories from Egypt and around the globe. It is built to be light-weight, simple yet sleek. The most important aspect of the website is the content itself,…

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1KB CSS Grid: Your Basic Framework

The 1KB CSS Grid website

It has become evident that the best way to build a new website is to do it from scratch, and using proven frameworks. That saves you a lot of time and effort, and allows you to focus on the actual design of the website instead of having to worry about whether or not your layout is developed properly. I have…

DOCTYPEs And Validation

When developing a website it is crucial to do so in the cleanest, most standards’ compliant way. After spending sleepless nights getting your website to render properly on IE6 (which I hope will be dieing soon), the next major task on the list is to validate your CSS, as well as the markup. In most cases, having a clean, organized…

The Ideal Footer Development

You can fool yourself into thinking that not all websites are created equal, and that you will design and develop one that expands beyonds the limits of the traditional two/three-column layout with a header and a footer. Sadly, though, the layout has become the victim of a rigid system used globally. Having said that, I wanted to talk about the…

Blueprint: A CSS Framework

The Blueprint CSS framework

There has been a massive movement towards “frameworks” through the Web 2.0 territory.  It only seems logical as it facilitates the work of designers and developers, saving them a lot of time and effort. I had talked about the 960 Grid System in a previous post, and now I wanted to discuss a more comprehensive solution. While PHP has produced…